Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Voices of the Industry.

In this week’s Voices of the Industry, Herman Chan, President of Sunbird Software, explores challenges of edge data center deployments, the data and capabilities you need to effectively manage these data centers, and why DCIM software is a critical enabler for achieving success at the edge.

Latency has long been an enemy of data center managers. Yet, it’s only come to the forefront as a critical concern alongside downtime and operational costs in recent years—thanks to big data, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), cloud and streaming services, and other technology trends placing resource burdens on data centers.

At the same time, end users and devices need anywhere, anytime access to the applications, services, and data housed in today’s data centers. A little lag may seem like a minor annoyance when streaming your favorite Netflix show, but imagine the damage that self-driving cars could cause without real-time GPS and positional data.

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